Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator

Parallel Plate Capacitor refers to a capacitor consisting of two parallel metal plates with a dielectric filling the space between them. When there is a potential difference (voltage) across the conductors, a static electric field develops across the dielectric that causes the positive charge to collect on one plate and negative charge on the other plate.

Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator


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    Capacitance :
    C = εA /S

    Permittivity :
    ε = Cs/A

    Area :
    A = Cs/ ε

    Separation Distance :
    S = εA/C

    An electric circuit element that is used to store charge temporarily, consisting in general of two metallic plates separated and insulated from each other by a dielectric. It is also called as condenser.

    Calculate the capacitance for the parallel plate capacitor for the given details.
    Permittivity (ε) = 10 F/m
    Area (A) = 25 m2
    Separation Distance(s) = 20 m

    Apply formula:
    C = εA /S
    C = 10*25/20
    C = 12.5
    Capacitance(C) = 12.5 F